In this training video Film Specific founder Stacey Parks takes a look at the 6 biggest and most common mistakes filmmakers make when they're packaging and financing their films and what to do instead.
When it comes to financing independent films, your finance plan is generally dictated by the size of your budget. Or at least it should be. Different finance plans make sense for different budgets and different types of films. What works for one film may be entirely wrong for another. In this tutorial we discuss the basic considerations filmmakers need to take into account when creating their independent film financing plans.
When looking for financing a lot of filmmakers simply forget to explore how their films are eventually going to make money. It's through distribution that investors will get paid back. For most movies, that revenue doesn't come from box office receipts. Your film's path to revenue is dependent on many variables. In this tutorial we'll look at a few. But rest assured that knowing as much as you can about the market will go a long way in helping you raise financing for your film.
If you're looking for even a little equity to finance your film, you're going to need a business plan to present to potential investors. So what are the biggest mistakes filmmakers make? In this tutorial we dissect the five deadly sins that can derail any indie film business plan.